3.3 miles
Distance
393 ft
Climb
-393 ft
Descent
987 ft
High Point
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Date: October 30–31, 2021

Race Location:
Mount Kato Ski Area
20461 State Hwy 66
Mankato, MN 56001

Mount Kato Ski Area is just south of Mankato, MN, off Hwy 1. There is plenty of parking in the facility parking lot. Do not park on the road leading up to the ski area. Volunteers will be onsite during the morning hours to assist with parking, please follow directions. Teams may leave their trailers overnight. Camping reservations must be made in advance.

Race Course Description:
There are many spectator-friendly spots at Mount Kato to watch the races, and cheer the riders on. The course starts with a nice warm-up climb to the top of the ski area. Once on top, all racers make a large traverse along the back of the ski area. The course has a good balance of climbs, descents and technical sections with switchbacks. The approximate vertical gain per lap is 400 feet; each lap is 4-miles. All other bike trails are closed to riders for the weekend.

Detailed Description
2021 MCA/NICA Race Course #8 - Mt. Kato is a 3 mile easy race route located near Mankato Minnesota. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 393 ft with a max elevation of 987 ft then descends -393 ft.

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday October 30, 2021 at 12:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for 2021 MCA/NICA Race Course #8 - Mt. Kato mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    787 ft
  • Altitude start
    830 ft
  • Altitude end
    830 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -29.3%
  • Grade min
    44.7%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    4,741 ft
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Mount Kato | Mankato, MN
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Mount Kato | Mankato, MN
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